Each of us yearns to do something in life that perhaps we just can't explain in a way that everyone will understand. For Dan, that would be to hug a monkey.
No, I don't know why. But I think it's sweet....as long as he stays away from the chimps who've grown up showing a new aversion to the human who raised them. No one needs their face rearranged by wild instinct.
In Dan's honor, here's a link where you can help feed primates who were once loved, then tossed aside. The reasons are often unknown, but I suspect it's because they'd passed the "cute" stage. Care2 allows you to aid many worthy causes: all you have to do is click on the link and corporations will donate for you.
So Dan, this monkey's for you. I call him Uncle George.
Nope, no idea why. He just makes me smile.